The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) represents the interests of the largest substance use disorders in the United States. Through advocacy at the state and federal levels, ASAP champions the urgent message that substance use are public health issues that with adequate resources can be effectively addressed. ASAP offers professional development, program development, technical assistance, and community education to strengthen and increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery support services. ASAP serves as a catalyst for cross systems collaboration with public health, mental health, criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and social services, policy makers and service providers. We represent the field on numerous policy development and implementation work groups with a regional, statewide and national focus.